Holidays to Playa Taurito make beach connoisseurs instantly feel at home. This compact Canary Island resort set around a horseshoe bay serves up volcanic sands, top-drawer watersports and spectacular sunsets.
When you book a Cruise & Stay getaway to Playa Taurito, you are guaranteed sun, sea, sand and all the relaxation you could wish for. This is a Gran Canarian holiday done right.
The best things come in small packages
You’ll find Playa Taurito on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria, wedged between two dramatic volcanic cliffs. Its closest neighbour, pretty Puerto de Mogan, lies just up the coast – but you wouldn’t know it. Closed in by the surrounding rock faces, this little slice of paradise possesses a uniquely quiet vibe. And with its gorgeous beach and lovely hotels, it’s the perfect place to escape the modern world before or after a cruise.
Down by the water
Like any Gran Canarian resort worth its sea salt, Playa Taurito has its own stretch of sand. The beach here – like everything else in town – is small in size but big in personality, offering sunloungers, umbrellas, and a selection of watersports activities. You'll also find plenty of cafés, snack bars and restaurants nearby to keep your batteries charged. The beach boasts some fantastic sea views, and is the ideal spot for watching the sun go down.
Attractions for all the family
Beach scene aside, the main attraction in town is the Lago Taurito water park. Centrally located just a three-minute walk from the sea and the main hotels, this park was built to appeal to both children and adults. As a result, it boasts slides and rides to suit younger ones and those looking for more excitement. Venture down the road to Puerto Rico, meanwhile, and you’ll find a golf course, a shopping centre and some pulse-pounding watersports opportunities.
Beautiful natural areas
Playa Taurito lies close to some of Gran Canaria’s most stunning natural areas. Pilancones Natural Park can be reached by car in just over an hour, if you head along the coast to Masapalomas and then cut into the centre of the island. The area surrounding Inagua Mountain is even closer, and is home to beautiful pine forests and endangered species. For the ultimate adventure, though, head to Pico de las Nieves, the highest peak on the island.
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